RZV Krita BrushKit
Sun 11 June 2017 2D brush Krita paint , 0 comments


I found that Krita lacks sharper brushes so I decided to give it a shot at creating some custom presets for myself. But soon after I started experimenting with more settings in the Krita brush engines (like hue, value, saturation, velocity etc.) and then ideas started to pop into my head. So in the end this BrushKit expanded to 6 brushes which are useful in specific scenarios especially.

If you end up using the brushes please consider commenting your painting in the comments section, I’m really interested to see what you come up with and the ways they’ve been used

brush kit description

First thing to note, as I’m not an artist, I created these images in a day specifically for the presentation of this BrushKit and so I can’t show as much material as other established artists, but if this gains popularity I’ll be sure to improve the BrushKit as well as this material as much as I can. I’m counting on you for this! :)


For those YouTube inclined of you I’ve created a small series presenting the brushes one by one which you can find by clicking on the following picture:

rzv brushkit on youtube


As for the rest of you, I’m sure the following will look very familiar to you as I borrowed the idea from David Revoy’s presentation of his Krita BrushKit which I find very concise and to the point. But for more information on how they were used to create the paintings, maybe you’d like to check the YouTube series as well!

rzv brushkit A1 Noisy Texture (NT): this brush is very generic, useful in a range of situations, this would be the closest brush to the “traditional” style of presets. It has a bit of sharpness to it, but not too much.

rzv brushkit A2 Noisy Texture Harsh (NTH): this brush is more for giving a textured look to some parts of the painting lacking detail. It’s very harsh so you need a bit of control over it depending on what type of painting style you want to achieve. In the example above, I used it to give sort of a jeans feeling to the pants.

rzv brushkit B1 Variable Roundish (VR): from here on we go to more of the experimental type of brushes. This one has hue and value random variability and it’s somewhat round around the corners and not so harsh, hence the unoriginal name. I’ll leave it to your imagination as to what this can be used for (another way of saying… I have no idea - experiment!).

rzv brushkit B2 Variable Square (VR): this one is actually made from three little squares and it’s a variation on the Variable Roundish brush which is more harsh, the hue variation is larger as well as slightly less value variation.

rzv brushkit C1 Smoke: was designed with smoke in mind, unsurprisingly, but it turns out it’s a lot more versatile and depending on how you use it you can do stuff like: explosions, cosmic clouds, regular smoke. It has some very interesting mechanics:

  1. hue variation that goes in clockwise direction of the color wheel based on stroke speed
  2. value variation based on brush stroke speed
  3. size variation based on pressure sensitivity but goes from large to small, so the harder you press the more concentrated strokes get

rzv brushkit C2 Repetitive Structure (RS): this is also a very interesting brush. It’s based on a vertical pattern which varies depending on the angle of the stroke. It’s also very spread apart. So you might wonder what’s it useful for. Well, when I made it I was thinking about all of the little details you see on buildings especially in post-apocalyptic scenarios and no one wants to make building windows one by one or too regular, etc. So I created this brush to quickly help me add crunchy details to those buildings, but again, imagination is the limit, I’m sure you can think of multiple innovative ways this brush can be used.

download & install

This BrushKit can be downloaded from here: RZV-Krita-BrushKit.

To install, unzip the archive, then just go to Settings > Manage Resources in Krita and choose Import Bundles. Remember to restart Krita after importing. That’s all, enjoy!

Source: you can find the source of the bundle on the gitlab server: RZV-Krita-BrushKit SOURCE should you want to look at it yourself.


The RZV Krita BrushKit is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 to “Răzvan C. Rădulescu, https://razvanc-r.gitlab.io”.

You are free to use the RZV Krita BrushKit for yourself and for commercial purposes, but in case of redistribution, commercialization or modifying the brush kit the attribution is necessary.

The attribution is not necessary if you use it or if you take screenshots/screencasts with it visible.